April 18, 2019
Chris Butler, the Chairman of the BCCL and Executive Director Sandra Kundrotė were delighted to handle 2 symbolic checks to BCCL Social partners ‘Jaunimo linija’ (Youth Line) represented by Ieva Žibūdaitė and Greta Laukaitienė; and Charity Initiative “Happimess” represented by Jurgita Jakaitė. These organisations were the recipients of the charity fund of 11.000 EUR raised during 20th Burns Night in January 2019.
Since 2000, Burns Night in Vilnius raised over 100 000 EUR shared by 24 different children and youth organizations in Lithuania. The funds will help the two local charities to implement their important projects:
The charity initiative “Happimess” that supports children who are suffering with oncological diseases. “Happimess” is also the name of the first charity shop for children in Lithuania.
Funds raised at the 20th Burns Night in Vilnius will be used for the translation of the book about oncological illness into English.
Youth Line (‘Jaunimo linija’) is a hotline run by volunteers providing emotional support to young people.
Funds raised at 20th Burns Night in Vilnius will be used to fully train and prepare at least 6 new volunteers. (1 volunteer costs 650 EUR to train).
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